Composer Spotlight

Dr. Nathan Daughtrey’s compositions are “fresh, beautifully scored journeys through dramatic textures” that feature “powerful tensions, velvety textures, lamenting colors and driving vigor.” With over fifty publications for concert band, percussion ensemble, chamber ensembles, and soloists as well as an ever-growing number of commissions, his works have been performed at national and international conferences.

His new work for percussion ensemble, The Cry, emulates the passionate melismatic singing and sparse guitar playing found in flamenco music. The virtuosic singing is scored throughout the ensemble in long flourishes that are full of twists and turns. The antiphonal castanet players help bring in the flamenco elements to the piece, as well as the sounds of flamenco dancers tapping, stomping and clapping in rhythm. 

Upcoming Performances



Nathan Daughtrey's "The Cry" and "Spun" on Vic Firth's Performance Spotlight!

If you missed the latest additions to the Performance Spotlight on the Vic Firth website, check out these two Nathan Daughtrey pieces performed by the University of Oklahoma Percussion Orchestra, under the baton of Dr. Lance Drege. Daughtrey's "The Cry" is available from the OU Percussion Press through C. Alan Publications!


Order OU Percussion Press pieces through C. Alan Publications!

OU Percussion Press pieces are now carried by C. Alan Publications.  All orders must now be placed with C. Alan.  Please check their website for ordering information.

2012-2013 OUPP Holiday Hours (Christmas Edition)

We will be closing our offices on Sunday, December 16th through Monday January 14th due to our staff leaving for Christmas vacation.  We will resume business on Tuesday, January 14th.  Any order that is placed between December 16th and January 13th will be processed on January 14th.  We hope you have a safe and happy holiday and we will see you next year!

OUPP Is Now On YouTube

The OU Percussion Press now has a YouTube channel! Be sure to subscribe in order to recieve updates about new video uploads as well as other activities.

Recording of The Manes Scroll Now Available

The new CD by the University of Houston Percussion Ensemble, "Everywhere Entangled" was released internationally in January on the Albany Records label. The disc features the first commercial recording of The Manes Scroll as well as other great titles by some of today's leading composers. Available at Amazon, iTunes, and Albany Records.